[Mailman-Users] How do the spammers do it?
lists05 at equinephotoart.com
Sat May 14 21:03:43 CEST 2005
Mike Avery wrote:
>Someone else said they are pulling their hair out. Me too!
>This has happened several times - I create a new list for a local
>group. I add the users to it myself. I make the list public in the
>Mailman/listinfo web page. And within 2 weeks, the list starts getting
>How do they get the list name?
A recipient has a virus/trojan infected computer that is disclosing the
list email address to the spammer who controls the trojan.
I have an email address that I use only for friends. I sent out my
change of address announcement about 6 months ago. Just a few days ago
this address started getting spammed. The address is not in google (web
or groups) and is not on any "hidden" webpages either. So one of my
100+ friends who received the change of address email has an infected
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